Book your room at Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Get an overview of this hotelNext to Edinburgh Castle in the Grassmarket
Near Royal Mile
Set on the cobbled Grassmarket, this contemporary hotel is overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, and is within 500 metres of The Royal Mile and Princes Street gardens.
Modern Scottish dishes are served in the top-floor restaurant, which offers views of the lit-up castle at night; the castle can also be seen from the swimming pool in the basement spa.
Guestrooms feature richly coloured fabrics, suede upholstery, limited edition photo prints by Scottish artist Richard Demarco, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include free rubber ducks.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the Apex International Hotel, and the concierge can provide information on local tourist attractions.
The hotel houses five conference rooms, with capacity for up to 200 people, and able to accommodate business meetings, wedding receptions, and banquets.
Secure parking is provided on site for up to 60 cars (surcharge).
- 24-hour front desk
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Conference space
- Conference space size (feet) - 906
- Conference space size (meters) - 84
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Free WiFi
- Health club
- Indoor pool
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Number of floors - 5
- Number of meeting rooms - 6
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Parking (limited spaces)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Television in common areas
- Total number of rooms - 171
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Free newspaper
- Free toiletries
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Daily housekeeping
- Free local calls
- Free WiFi
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board
- LCD TV
- Private bathroom
- Room service (24 hours)
Where to Eat
Heights - Narrow restaurant located on top floor of hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of Edinburgh Castle, which is lit up at night. Warm decor in wood, marble, chocolate brown upholstered chairs, and white linen topped tables. Serves contemporary Scottish and international dishes. Open for breakfast daily, and dinner Monday to Saturday.
Metro Bar - Modern split-level bar and brasserie overlooking the Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle. Upper-level bar has low tables, leather sofas, and a plasma-screen TV.
Nearby Things to Do
Yu-Time Leisure facilities, located on the hotel's basement level, include a gym with treadmills, exercise bikes, weight machines and wall-mounted TVs; complimentary bottled water and towels are provided. There is also a stainless steel, ozone-treated pool with views out to the Grassmarket and castle, and a ‘tropicarium' with sauna and solarium. Access to the spa is complimentary and is exclusive to Apex Hotel guests.
Arthur's Seat, two miles from the hotel, offers many different walks with views over Edinburgh Castle and the old town and, on clear days, to the Ochil Hills and the Firth of Forth. There are over 20 golf courses in and around the city.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Golfing nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Cribs (infant beds) are available.
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- Resort fee
- Self parking fee: GBP 12 per night (in/out privileges)
We should mention
A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.